The Sicilian choreographers and dancers Antonino CERESIA and Fabio DOLCE lead the Marseille cultural association Cie Essevesse.
DANCE is the heart of their project with all its nuances. It opens a path on three pillars:
Twenty years ago, the two friends met at the Teatro Massimo school in Palermo, before starting a demanding career as repertoire dancers and choreographers around the world. Rich in their experiences acquired with internationally renowned choreographers, they combine their visions and model their artistic approach:
Between the new forms of art and the most traditional, from Ballrooms to the most experimental dances, in an alternative or classical performative space, Antonino and Fabio deepen their research around their language, may it be a possible example of the coexistence of otherness, a democratic and republican message.
An obvious fact emerged along their explorations: Poetry reigns supreme.
The search for scenic poetry has a primordial place in the work of the two choreographers who remain very attentive to the evolution of society.
At the same time, the Essevesse dance company is committed to projects with a strong social impact with various audiences, both in their territory and internationally.
Finally, Fabio and Antonino, accompanied by a strong European network, are developing their innovative research on the use of dance as a method of non-formal education for the democratization of this art among all social workers, and thus favor a multiplier effect on its beneficiaries.
Antonino created the company in 2013 and chose its name EsseVessE after his first dance piece at Cannes Jeune Ballet, named: Sève de l’essence. In the search for a palindrome name that can contain the energy of the two words: sap and essence, “EssevessE” hatched with the V which mirrors the EssE.
Fabio joined the artistic direction in 2018.

Le Cantique des Créatures
new artwork 2023-2024

An obvious fact emerged after the work around “La Commedia Divina #like4like” : the Italian poetry of the Middle Age continues its role of muse within their creativity and they allow themselves to be subjugated by The Canticle of Creatures by Francis of Assisi.
From Dante to Francis a new research where poetry takes dance by the hand in a duet that opens the way to the enchantment of a sought-after movement, in a dialogue between the arts and heritage.

(on going project)

Sensitive to the topics of gender-identity and diversity, Antonino and Fabio are committed to participate in the fight for equal rights, through the expression of gesture, within the diversity of gender: transgender, non-binary, people who question their gender identity. The transformation of the body and the freedom of its representation are the main inspiration for the artists, who wish to explore all the poetry that emerges from it. To do so, Antonino and Fabio, in collaboration with Transat association, have created an artistic project with a strong social impact : Danses-en-trans.

Danses-en-trans - workshops

Fabio & Antonino propose a weekly dance workshop, open to every transgender or non-binary person, at the Théâtre de l’Œuvre Marseille.

The participants are free to go to the dance workshop whenever they feel. No need to have particular skills to participate.

The free and individual expression is enhanced as well as the cohesion of the group.

Every friday, 4.30pm-6.30pm.

Danses-en-trans - performance

The artistes propose an intense dance workshop of 3 days (4-5 hours per day) to create a performance with the participants who will wish to take part in this creative adventure.

It will be an opportunity for them to rise their voice though dance in the public space. The performance are mainly played during significant days for the LGBTQIA+ community.


Théâtre Golovine – associated artists 2020-2022

La Commedia Divina #like4like

The Cie Essevesse has been invited to the world reknown : Festival d’Avignon 

with their work:

La Commedia Divina #like4like.

Fabio and Antonino have been associated artists at the Théâtre Golovine for 2 years, and their collaboration ended with the invitation to the festival.

More than 700 people have seen the work and the PRESS has been unanimous with very good critics that  brought La Commedia Divina #like4like as an HIGHKIGHT of more than 1500 pieces played during the festival. 


Some Press

“The undeniable success of this piece is the dance. The two choreographers and the sublime dancer Sakiko Oishi are remarkable for their perfection in what they want to bring to the set… This version 2.22 of the Divine Comedy questions, jostles and rocks at the same time…” Emmanuel Serafini – Le Bruit du Off
“As Forsythe plays with his exotic attributes to reinvent a coded vocabulary, here the spikes have the right of residence as tools as much as magical, magnetic objects, transforming bodies into hybrid, beautiful and moving beings” Geneviève Charras – L’amuse- dance !